Tips to Calm First Day Jitters for Teachers back to school first year mental health teacher tips

      We all know students get anxious about the first day of school, but so do teachers!  I have struggled with anxiety and jitters leading up to the first day of school every year I have taught. 

      Along the way, I’ve come up with the...

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7 Things to Do Over Summer Break to Prepare for Back to School back to school first year summer break teacher tips

 

“Summertime! And the living is easy!”

      Those words from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess really sum up summer break for me. Summer is a time for teachers to recharge and spend time with family and friends they may not have seen during the...

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10 Misconceptions About Teaching Elementary Music elementary music first year music teachers

      Welcome to the world of elementary music! While this may not be what you originally envisioned when you first became a music major, I guarantee that this will be an exciting adventure in your career.

      If you are a band, choir, or orchestra person who...

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I Learned A Lot Teaching Music Online distance learning music teacher journey music teachers

 

      If you told me a year ago that I would be teaching kindergarten music online for a quarter of the year, I would have told you that you were crazy. I would have told you that nobody would ever think we could teach music online. I would have told you that no district...

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5 Books About Music History music class resources music history picture books

 

      We’re back at it again with a list of books for your elementary music library! This time, the focus is on books that feature stories from music history. These books are great for introducing composers/events to students, and can also be extensions to concepts...

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